Care after an abortion
Abortion can be caused by different circumstances or scenarios, however, it is perceived that at present this event occurs very often. According to data revealed in various studies, it was concluded that at least, for every five pregnancies, one ends in abortion.
Most of these abortions occur in the first eight weeks and the rest, in the first trimester of pregnancy.
The reasons can be due to different scenarios and its origin can be induced, where the mother cannot or wishes to continue with the pregnancy, on the other hand it can be of involuntary origin, presenting itself as an accident during the days of development or in the first months of gestation.
It is important to go to specialized places on the subject. Today, abortion in many countries is legal during the first 8 weeks, and there are already different methods enabled to achieve it without harming your health.
Worldwide abortions occur in an unsafe way, they can cause bleeding or infections, affecting your ability to reproduce and threatening your life or your health.
The care usually does not go beyond making periodic appointments with your specialist, so the importance of going to specialized clinics, which can better guide you in this process and you will not be affected by your life or integrity, nor will they limit the possibility of getting pregnant, later.
Among the most frequent care after having an abortion are:
- Take a day to fully rest.
- When your next period comes, you should not use tampons.
- There is a maximum time of two weeks in which you can be sensitive in your reproductive areas, so you should not have intercourse, the specialist will give you more detailed information depending on your case.
- If you are going to exercise, avoid forcing yourself.
- In the event that he indicates any treatment, you must comply with it to the letter to improve its effect.
- Drink plenty of water and fluids, such as maintaining a healthy diet.
- Avoid doing exhaustive intimate showers since you are more exposed to contracting infections.
How much rest time is needed after an abortion?
In the vast majority of cases, after an abortion, the rest times can clearly vary depending on your case, but in general, with only two or three days of rest, they will be necessary to continue your life normally.
If you have always led an active life doing exercises, it is best to wait three days to resume your exercise routines slightly.
In the case of having sex, it is best to discuss it with the specialist, who can give you a longer time, which may be two weeks, the main reason is because you are more exposed to contracting infections.
Another very frequent question is: “if I had an abortion, how long should I wait to have a pregnancy?”, The answer is that in general, your cycle will return to normal after 4 or 6 weeks, so it is recommended Wait that time and make appointments with your specialist so that he can give you information according to your development.
What pains are left after an abortion?
It is a very common question in people who have undergone an abortion, the reality is that in the vast majority of cases, there is usually no pain or discomfort, but it all depends on the type of abortion and especially at what stage of the pregnancy you are doing it.
In general, an abortion being natural and being monitored by specialists will not have discomfort or problems, in the same way it happens with abortions where doctors use different surgical techniques, which over time will not leave you any pain, that is why it is important go to specialized clinics and not resort to places where they can perform illegal abortions.
Your life is in danger when you have an abortion in places not suitable for these procedures, and not only is that, you can also contract infections, become infertile and even die, so our advice is that you go to well-known clinics and that you go accompanied.
When an abortion is performed there may be complications, but for your peace of mind they are very unlikely cases, in fact most women who have a first abortion and become pregnant again, manage to end it successfully.
But in the few cases where there are complications, it has been possible to collect which are the most common symptoms:
- Have a fever for continuous periods of 24 hours.
- There are cases where they still have heavy bleeding for 2 hours.
- There may be severe pain in the abdomen area.
- Pregnancy symptoms can continue even after 3 weeks.
- You don't have your menstrual cycle for more than 6 weeks.
- When having menstruation it is accompanied by a fetid odor.
If at any time during your abortion, you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to see your specialist as soon as possible, who will tell you what happens and in the case of a problem, treat it in time.But in the vast majority of abortions it is very unlikely that you will be left with any discomfort, the body recovers again working normally.
Abortion can also affect you emotionally, and so it is not something to be taken lightly. If you decide to have an abortion, you need to discuss it with your partner and family.
Our advice is that if you had an abortion and want to get pregnant again, go to your specialist, have a healthy life, eat healthy and stay away from vices, so that you can create a suitable environment for the development of your baby, it is important to tell with qualified personnel, such as those found in the CELAGEM clinic, not only specialized in this area but also have psychologists who can help you make a better decision that may not affect you in the future.